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Bureau, State Veterans Cemetery

The Stars & Stripes flies in silent vigil 24 hours a day on a magnificent hilltop overlooking the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. Set against a backdrop of native grasses, green hills and the rugged Boise Foothills, the 76.5 acre cemetery offers a peaceful place of solitude and beauty for friends and family members of those laid to rest here.

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Locations and Directions

Locations and Directions to Veterans Cemeteries in Idaho

News

Get the latest information and breaking news about the State Veterans Cemeteries in Idaho

Forms and Information

A collection of publications and forms pertaining to State Veterans Cemeteries in Idaho

Nationwide Gravesite Locator

Search for burial locations of veterans

Events

Events at the State Veterans Cemeteries in Idaho

Hours of Operation

Cemetery Administration Office is open Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Cemetery Grounds are open to visitors daily from 8:00 AM to Sunset.

Eligibility and Burial Benefits

The eligibility requirements for burial at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery follow the National Veterans Cemetery eligibility requirements and Idaho law. There is no requirement to be a resident of the state of Idaho.

Interment fees for eligible veterans are paid by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Associated funeral expenses and preparation are not included and are covered by the Veteran’s family or estate.

Veterans and families are able to choose:

  • A columbarium niche, cremation inurnment that includes an inscribed granite niche cover;
  • An in-ground, garden niche, cremation inurnment that includes a flush-to-the-ground inscribed granite marker;
  • A scattering garden, set in a natural draw of the Boise foothills, that includes a location for an inscribed marker in memory of the deceased;
  • A full casket, in-ground interment that includes an inscribed, upright granite marker.
  • Military Funeral Honors are coordinated by the Cemetery. Honors include the playing of Taps, folding of the flag and its presentation to the next-of-kin.
  • An Honor Guard detail of at least two members of the Armed Services is provided for the interment service of the eligible Veteran.

Pre-authorization

Pre-authorization allows a Veteran and their spouse to establish, in advance, their eligibility for burial at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. There is no cost for pre-authorization and it does not obligate the Veteran to be interred at the Cemetery. Pre-authorization is intended to simplify and assist the Veteran’s next-of-kin at the time of death. The key items needed for pre-authorization are a copy of the Veteran’s discharge papers and, for married Veterans, a copy of their marriage certificate which is valid in accordance with Idaho law.

Past Memorial Day Ceremony Videos

Memorial Day Ceremony Videos are courtesy of TSgt Samuel Morse, NCOIC Command Information 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs.
2018 Memorial Day Video courtesy of Matt Roderick of Rapid Aerial LLC
2019 Memorial Day Photos  courtesy of Camille Cooper

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